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Sarma (Cabbage Rolls)

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“Posted in response to a request for Croatian Recipes. I have not tried this recipe. Source: St. Anthony Croatian Church Women's Guild Los Angeles, California. Times are estimated”
3hrs 30mins

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  1. Remove bruised leaves from cabbage and cut out center core.
  2. Pour boiling water over cabbages to soften.
  3. Meanwhile, sauté bacon and onion until bacon is done.
  4. Add half the tomato soup.
  5. Beat eggs and add salt, pepper, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, ground beef, pork and ham.
  6. Add bacon mixture and rice and mix thoroughly.
  7. Separate cabbage leaves and drain.
  8. Place heaping tablespoon of stuffing at core end of each cabbage leaf and roll carefully, tucking in ends.
  9. Place rolls in layers in Dutch oven or heavy kettle.
  10. Chop small unused leaves and place over to.
  11. Pour remaining soup and add enough water to cover rolls.
  12. Cover and simmer 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

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